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"aaron blake" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:09 min | 3 months ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WTOP

"41 opening arguments or such begin in former President Trump's impeachment trial at noon today. It follows an emotional day yesterday, with the Senate voting to hear the case for convicting the former president of inciting the riot at the U. S. Capitol. Joining us live now as we go deeper, Aaron Blake, senior political reporter for the Washington Post. Aaron. Nice to have you back yesterday was a play on emotions. House managers showing those graphic videos of the capital riot last month that left five people dead. How effective was that? In prosecuting the case that then President Trump was responsible for inciting that riot? Well, this has been the Democrats chosen strategy here. They have decided that they want to move things on a faster track. Rather than have a lengthy trial. They may not wind up actually calling any witnesses, although that's still an option on the table at this point. They seem to believe that those images really drive home their point in in the best way and most concise way. Um, I do think there is a question of how much they can drive home. The idea of incitement. The video itself was moving and graphic and AH lot of people reacted very strongly to it. It didn't do well the whole lot on exactly what the president did it beyond playing some of his comments from his January 6 speech and some of his tweets after the attempted insurrection began, so It'll be interesting to see how much Democrats actually focus on that rather than focus on the actual scenes of January. 6th Republican Senator Bill Cassidy switched his vote yesterday, saying that he was influenced by what Fi house impeachment managers had to say. Do you think there are others among the Republican ranks who may be wavering as well as the trial now gets underway? I think it's it's possible, you know, Obviously, we saw all but six Republicans vote to not to proceed with this trial. That was certainly point in the direction of an acquittal given you need 17 Republican senators. The vote to convict. Um Roy Blunt yesterday was asked about this and actually suggested that there could be members that voted that the trial was unconstitutional but could still Vote to convict He could be one of them logically. Minority leader Mitch McConnell could be one of them. He's reportedly still considering his options, even though he voted against proceeding. On the other hand, though, you know, even some of the six Republicans who voted to proceed may not ultimately be votes to convict you mentioned Bill Cassidy comes from a very conservative state. Just because you think that the trial should proceed and that its constitutional doesn't necessarily mean that you will ultimately vote to convict so we could see a significant amount of crossover, both among that group of six Republicans and among some of the others who have at least expressed reservations about the president's conduct. Aaron. Thanks so much. We appreciate you coming on with us today. Thank you. Aaron Blake, senior political reporter for The Washington Post. Your favorite.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

03:20 min | 3 months ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Is indelibly imprinted in my memory. Obviously, Milwaukee is enormous place and Henry Aaron Blake and and and vice versa. He meant a lot to everyone there. Well, I think the number one thing was that he was so colossally unpretentious. I always say when people actually what it's like to do this job when you're around famous people and especially professional athletes, I always say that The professional athletes, whether they do it or not, always make you feel like you're part of their entourage like you follow them and worship them and work for them, and Henry was never like that. When you sat down with him, he asked you as many questions about your life is you get about him. It was almost as though he was it wasn't though he was far more interested in hearing about other people than he was talking about himself. He also was funded by Claire. Wisconsin, where I think he played some minor league ball on be thought that the people of Milwaukee treated him well with those great Braves teams in the 19th fees and into early mid sixties when they left for Atlanta, and he was a guy among his many qualities with oil. If you were a true friend to him, he was going to be a friend to you and bugs like had always treated him with great kindness and respect and Hank reciprocated that So you would come back to Milwaukee. And when Bud was the commissioner, but made sure that I give him great credit for this, But make sure that baseball honored Hank Arron appropriately See, here's the thing here. You're playing with the man. Who was your idol? And then watching him take batting practice. Watch the way he put that gun went on Copper kind of backwards. I mean, just the thing he did. He was polite. He would never tell you what to do. He never did never did. But he did. Tell me one day. We were playing against California, so he's gone. Gone. Come over here. I'm gonna call the next seven tension. So I'm sitting there right next to it, You know, And then he said something. You you listen, He said, Yeah. You know, if you wiggle the fingers, that will be a fastball coming. Don't miss it. I should okay. I want you think wonderful people of Milwaukee and Atlanta where I spent my baseball career. All of you have touched my life in a very positive way. I am so very grateful to you and so pleased that you could share this evening with me. Thank you very much. So again, Um, that's just a little bit of a preview, and we hope you can make some time this Sunday afternoon. It'll air from 1 to 3 to our program Sunday at one for remembering Henry Aaron. And we hope in bringing this program to you that will be hosted again by Jean Miller. It'll help you remember the life? The legacy? The man the myth, the legend. That was the late Henry. Hank Aaron. Sunday. One o'clock right here on WTMJ. Real quick here before we see what Jeff has going today. Do you remember? This would have been way back way back in.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

06:49 min | 8 months ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Has never overruled me. So I didn't Aaron Blake of the Washington compost include this. Audio, which is transcribed in his article today. Why did he do that? Now? The science has been very confounding as we know. They had models and then they had model. And models in the United States had models from all over the world. Their data it was very confusing. As you can imagine, with a pandemic the likes of which, in modern times we've never seen in a virus the likes of which we've never seen, so the president is making decisions as best he can based on the science that's presented to him. And sometimes these models have changed. And the advices change that we've been right here behind this microphone talking about it every time it took place. Nothing. Controversial about this. There's no bombshells here. This has been the most transparent process that I can ever remember. Was the pursuit of a vaccine for HIV. Was that transparent? No, was not transparent was a disaster. The swine flu 2009 Was that transparent? No. Wasn't transparent. Obama cut off testing sits a pandemic. What else do we need to know A disaster. And so they have tapes while the tapes the tapes. Don't tell us anything. Who cares? The president didn't want to panic. The public Just like Bush. 33 didn't want to panic. The public In the financial system was collapsing. SDR didn't want to panic the public when the banking system was collapsing. And what were attacked at Pearl Harbor. Why would you want to panic the public It grates more problems when it found, she said. I thought, he said after the fact that he lied about the masks because he didn't want to run on the masks. They needed mass for first responders, and I don't believe that, but that's what he said He didn't want to panic. We saw what happened with toilet paper. We saw what happened with bottled water. We saw what happened with paper towels. We saw what happened at hand sanitizer. You couldn't get any. That's what panic looks like. Wow. Trump must have killed people. Now listen to the idiots. Wow, This is a bombshell, and we have it on audio who cares of Yemen, Audio or video? What's the problem? Exactly? There isn't one Again. This is what Professor Apportioning called in 1961, a pseudo event. In other words. It's not really news of any consequence. Doesn't really inform the people help the public to make decisions. It's another controversy. Core unquote. It's the fifth book. It tries to trash the president. And trash his wife, the fifth book. Right before an election. Now, what does that tell you? That's the controversy. Is it not? You have a next general by the name of Mattis, who's leaking to the media. He's on and off the record. There's your Benedict Arnold. Isn't that shocking? You have John Kelly doing the same thing. They're both close friends president fired their ass is and other angry It's a media that said he's got two money generals around them. So now we're supposed to believe Mattis. Why? Our gang. Coates was a backbencher when he was in the Senate. Good for absolutely nothing. Wikus Hell is the director of National intelligence He's replaced. Now He's angry. So what Who cares what coach thinks? Who cares with Mattis? Things? Trump is no moral compass. Really? Now Trump's been president. Almost four years, ladies and gentlemen. Where's he been reckless? Exactly? Where's he had quote? No moral compass Exactly. And look at these people. Here we are in the most important election. In our lifetime and clearly one of the most important election in American history, whether we're going to survive as a constitutional republic or not, whether we're going to survive under a founding principles of private property rights and individualism or not. And you got this schlock. The schmuck drudge pushing every tawdry, gossipy, nasty bookie possibly can to try and destroy this presidency. Well, you know what, unlike, draw jive kids and grandkids and this country matters to me. This isn't a joke. This isn't about hits on your Web site. And I, like Woodward is going to make a fortune because he'll sell it to the same clowns. Through 60 minutes and all the press. This isn't a joke. There's nothing here. Who cares? What is this high school? Bob Woodward runs around every disgruntled former employee, the president, United States that gets a quote. Wow, look at that. It's really well researched, and he hasn't on audio tape. It must be true. Anonymous for anonymous. Well, we've checked the anonymous sources there unimpeachable. The same media. For three damn years, so drag this country. Into the Russia hoax. You had no problem with the FBI spying on the former president's campaign. No problem. When lives to the FISA court. No problem with a phony dossier. No problem with criminalizing politics with Mueller. No problem with any of it. And they're at it again. You see burning riots, violence people killed, they call it mostly peaceful. They don't give a crap about this country. Bob would work and go to hell. One Stupid ass book after another. Now. I'm gonna read this with our wonderful sponsor has to say we're going to take a break and I want to tell you a little bit more about Bob Woodward. What a sleazeball!.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:26 min | 9 months ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WTOP

"March for him and other vendors Up and down 17th. It's mostly black lives matter and Biden hair shirts for saying, Obviously, if I would have came for the Trump speech, I would have Trump shirts. Some of the signs restricting the parking for today have signs doing the same thing again tomorrow hung up right underneath them along 17th Street in northwest John Doman. W T o P News. Well, you might recall that viral video of a man grabbing a flyer about the death of George Floyd out of the hands of some teenagers and assaulting them along the capital Crescent Bike trail in Bethesda. Well now, W GOP has learned of new movement. In that case, Montgomery County prosecutors filed a court document which advances thie assault and battery case against Anthony Brennan, the third from District two Circuit Court. That means a jury of county residents would hear the evidence and reach a verdict rather than a judge. What's called a criminal information often indicates the defense and prosecutors are working toward resolving the case without a trial. After his arrest, Brennan apologized and said he hopes to work with prosecutors to make amends to victims of racism and police brutality. Male organ staying. W T O P knows the Virginia State Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the six month mandatory minimum sentence for assaulting a police officer. That was approved over strong opposition from Republicans who say it disrespects police at a time when they've been under scrutiny. But Democrats say the bill actually makes a distinction between serious and minor assaults. Bill keeps the charge of felony but gives a judge or jury discretion to reduce it to a misdemeanor if there's no injury or if someone has dismissed compact, diminished capacity or a developmental disorder. Just because school is starting online. Only this fall doesn't mean Montgomery County students get a pass on attendance in class. When students log on for class, they will be counted as president. But if they miss a class parents can fill out an online Google form, verifying their student wife's The class later the form will take a few minutes to complete. And once it submitted, it gets automatically sent back to the school. Not to the teachers, but back to the school. So that the absences Khun be reconciled. Director of Learning Achievement and administration. Sean McGee also says if a student Mrs Live class a lot or has a black screen frequently, the schools will follow up with parents, Kyle Cooper, w T O P News and a several private schools get ready to reopen. Montgomery County is reasserting its right to close a private school. In certain cases, the county was blocked by the state from ordering a blanket closure of private schools. But county executive Marquel Rich says closures decision of the health officer and it's not would not be a closure of non other schools would be enclosure. If it's order of a non public school county health officer, Dr Travis Gail says a school could be closed over unsafe practices when it comes to things like mask, use and physical distancing if there were Instances where those types of policies were not being in here, too, and we're being violated. Yes, the schools would be at risk of Citation Fighting Closure. John Aaron w T o P News Him and coming up law and order the economy. Major themes of last night's Republican convention will go deeper on it with Aaron Blake of The Washington Post. 12 those seven. When you have a Wells Fargo checking account, you can pay for things with their phones, digital wallet. Janine and Jeannie will demonstrate on to checkout lanes..

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Biden rallies establishment in bid to turn back Sanders

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

10:27 min | 1 year ago

Biden rallies establishment in bid to turn back Sanders

"Biden Wins. Every county in South Carolina from the hills to the C. Colossal victory in the first representative state. Is this the second day of the rest of his political life? Well it certainly feels that way. I mean look at the last forty eight hours. You have money which he hasn't had you've had endorsements you have people on the hill rallying around him. There's a Russian expression I think Peter might know it Success has its own aroma. That when you start winning that something happens that there's sort of an aura. People wanted to see him win. It's not just that he won one really big. And the the proportion of the African American vote the way he dominated constituency which is so important in a Democratic primary centene incredibly powerful message to people who had been wavering about him Peter Baker I recall a donald trump using biden's name a time or two in the past. Have you any evidence about how the president is processing the Biden Victory in South Carolina? I'm really what it may mean for the rest of the race. Look I think we know that the president would rather see Bernie Sanders. He's Kinda Telegraph that as his opponent. Candidates are notoriously bad picking their opposition. They they may not always have the right decision on that. But I see the contrast between the socialist and his version of capitalism as advantageous choice for the fall so tonight at the Rally. You heard him go. After Biden. Newly Resurgent Biden. Pretty harsh terms. He mocked him as feeble minded. Kind of has been ridiculed the vice president for his verbal gaffes lately confusing names saying that could be tomorrow's Super Thursday instead of Tuesday that kind of thing and he seemed to relish it but at the same night is trying to stir the pot. He's trying to get the sanders supporters. Upset whatever happens if he would lose if he were to lose. The president is saying is because it was a coup. That was the phrase there. Were he used today? I think on twitter because he wants to say they're the establishment is stealing it from Bernie Sanders in his view. He wins either way. He gets a candidate he wants and Bernie Sanders and a stark choice. Or you know. He gets a moderate Democrat to face but makes the laughter try get the left anyway. Upset BECAUSE BERNIE. Sanders did get what he says is fair do congresswoman. It's hard to imagine and fast forward through the history of the Democratic Party to a time where there has been one colossal consensus figure in the Democratic Party coming off his historic two-term presidency. He and the former first lady are often at the very top of opinion polls for most admired man. Most admired woman talk about the Barack Obama effect potentially on this election. Well I think it's a significant effect and I don't think it just rest with president former President Obama. I think you know when you look at people who were central to the Obama Administration now coming out in support of Joe Biden. That is in some ways telegraphing where the OBAMAS are and so. This shouldn't be a surprise me. We in some ways it would be kind of odd. Obviously if Vice President Biden didn't get the support of these allies of President Obama. We'd be all over that that. I do know Susan. Rice endorsed today among others. Well she did and I think that you know when you look at the range of endorsers especially today from Susan Rice and shoring up the foreign policy backing Joe Biden on domestically to have better work. Stand there along with Buddha judge or with char that makes a huge difference. Those are big signals sometimes. Endorsements don't matter at all in a campaign and we overestimate that but these were big Carolina. I'd like to read from you. The work of Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns over at your outfit very simply. The headline tells the story frozen in anxiety. How Democratic leaders leaders struggled to confront Bernie Sanders What is the story mean for the future potentially of the Democratic Party? Well it means a couple of things one if you look at that story part of the reason that they had a difficult time building consensus at that point around. Biden is because the campaign was really bad. The candidate was not reaching out to people as obvious as Harry Reid. The money was not coming in. Joe Biden was running in a very old fashioned way. He didn't have the base of say small donors and I think that story gets that and I think everyone should read. It is really the tension that might erupt if the Democrats are successful in kind of building up Biden as the Anti Bernie and prevailing like do they risk alienating. Some of the young people especially young men have gotten excited about Bernie Sanders to your first point. Sometimes people just like to be asked Harry. Reid came out in the last twenty four hours and endorsed but as they say that would have been nice lovely before the primary in his State. But actually you're raising a good point because today. I don't know if you've heard Biden's remarks he asked for people's help. He asked for their support. So somebody is sort of getting that message to him and Dunn Edwards a blatantly political question. What do you do about the split in the party? What do you do if you arrive at your convention? You'll be there and Bernie Sanders has slightly more of the delegates and that there's a group that wants to nominate Joe by first of all. I hope that we actually don't get to that point because I think it is really difficult. One and I would urge Democrats to stop running the Anti Bernie Campaign. They can run a campaign that elevates Joe Biden support coalescence around Joe Biden without sort of putting a knife in the Bernie Sanders supporters. I think that would be wrong for our party. And it certainly will not help us coming out of the Convention to have fully United Party. I mean Bernie has said that he's committed to that and I actually believe him on that point and I don't think he's GonNa be used as a pawn by Donald Trump. Should he not get the nomination but exit and that kind of exit is really important and so we have to figure that out? And I don't know yet whether burning might have enough to go into the convention and consolidate support and get the nomination. That could still happen. I do think for all you viewers watched Texas if Joe Biden does really well there I think in in Bernie a does well on Super Tuesday but Joe Biden has enough reason in enough momentum to to really challenge him in a number of places. I think there's a really good shot that we go and I'm not just saying this because I've dreamed about it as a reporter forever but that we go to a convention and have a contested convention you guys are on different teams just simply just because the anxiety for anti I get it. Zantac sales will spike Peter. I've got a tweet from Aaron. Blake over at the Washington Post again to keep things fair. Republican members of Congress haven't sent one tweet or press release mentioning Burris Ma or Hunter Biden since February seventh per alleged storm. One day after Biden Win South Carolina. Senator Johnson of Wisconsin sends this letter on a Sunday. No less Sometimes Peter the Republicans are Director. Never Ironic fifth well. Look you know. Burris wasn't necessary in the Republican. Playbook when Biden was down and out he was a fourth-place fifth-place finisher and the early primary states and they had bigger fish to fry at that point. It was Michael Bloomberg on the rise Bernie Sanders on the rise. They were focused on them. Now Biden of course is resurgent. You're going to hear a lot. More about Burris men Hunter Biden. And that's something that Democrats have to take into consideration is they picked their nominee because it is a subject. They're going to have to address the fall. If Joe Biden is their nominee either got to figure out how they're going to answer it how they're going to defend against going explain it. Some of these things can be dismissed as well. President trump was exaggerating. But there are some things that are genuinely troubling to a lot of voters even Democrats who have been disturbed by by some of what they've seen so this is a big factor in a way the Republicans are trying to stir the pot here before Super Tuesday. But it's a reminder that we're playing we're not playing ball and this is going to be a big contest come the fall. Whoever's the nominee Peter you're around to cover the Obama White House year among the former presidents biographers when people ask you what you saw of the relationship between President and Vice President? How easy was the relationship that kind of thing? How do you answer? That's a good question. I didn't start off that easy. In fact these are two very different kinds of personalities. They came from different generations. Different backgrounds different experience levels different introvert extrovert kind of ways of dealing with people but over the years they were together they really did bond in a pretty significant way. I think certainly you saw that by the time. Beau Biden died and Barack Obama gave the eulogy at the funeral. That was about as close a bonding moment as you can imagine between two political figures that doesn't necessarily mean he. He thought that Barack Oh so he thought that Joe Biden necessarily the best candidate to run this year. I think the Rock Obama had his concerns but now that we're facing a choice between Bernie Sanders and one other candidate. You can sorta see as as you put it as Kelly and her colleagues wrote the subtle hand of of Obama coming into play here which clearing the field to some extent of the the other Moderate alternatives that is a biden versus sanders. Kind of contest. Everybody Strap in Super Tuesday star. Hours are great thanks to Peter Baker to Caroline Ryan to Donna Edwards for starting off on manic

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"aaron blake" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WTOP

"A federal appeals court in New York has ruled the trump administration can withhold law enforcement grants to four states and cities to cooperate with U. S. immigration enforcement the ruling overturns a lower court decision that ordered the release of federal funding from twenty seventeen to Virginia and six other states along with New York City the states had sued the federal government when the justice department announced it would stop payment on grant money unless they granted immigration authorities access to jails Senate Democrats are offering a bill that would reverse the trump administration shifting of billions of dollars in military funding to the southern border border wall the bill introduced by Senate Democrats would also put limits on the ability to make future transfers the measure would cancel the transfer of three point eight billion dollars in Pentagon funding to the administration's border wall project and put that money back in defense department coffers Democrats say the transfer was an attack on Congress's spending power and military readiness and the challenge Senate Republicans who control the chamber to join them in supporting the measure will break off CBS news Washington Maryland horse racing industry could get hundreds of millions of dollars in new money in a bill that would bring new life to some local racetracks the nearly four hundred million dollar plan would lead to a big investment into the Stronach group's laurel park track while also keeping the Preakness in Baltimore but this bill is about much more than that house speaker Adrian Jones who is sponsoring the legislation in the house says the bill shows regional cooperation and civic pride while spurring economic redevelopment d'amico becomes a year round community asset with the new grandstand athletic feels spaces for community meetings and parcels for a mix use development most of the money would come from bonds paid back by the Maryland lottery primarily through slot machine revenue John Doman WTOP news coming up after traffic and weather a lot of shouting last night in the democratic presidential debate in South Carolina did clarify anything and who came out among the winners we'll take a look at that with Aaron Blake of The Washington Post one thirty seven Lanter fasciitis.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

12:00 min | 1 year ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WJR 760

"And the. Washington post Aaron Blake analyzing its significance as Democrats go big I'm calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment despite the clicker a key clarification from the times that the supposed victim of the newly alleged assault doesn't recall it either Kaiser's account isn't one that they can simply ignore ignore it's a significant implicit defense of cabin all. I'm someone with plenty of motivation to be on the other side of the story. so given all these facts what does a New York times do rather than feature the blockbuster it ran with an incredibly odd new allegation against Cavanaugh there actually was a new the Senate knew about the claims that friends had pushed his **** in the hands of a female student but withholds from its readers a fact that the alleged victim would not speak to reporters and told friends she had no memory of the incident all in all the story was one of the worst examples I've ever seen of neglecting story for narrative. the true story cast strong dot on the narrative that many New York times readers and staffers firmly believe so the times fed its readers the narrative but you actually have in the book the facts were presented when you actually look at the facts or presented and what we know of now in essence it exonerated cabin all because it destroyed any credibility that the major witness had. and in essence destroyed the the credibility of the new alleged victim to write. I mean I don't know where you go from this. and we've been asking the question if you're the left where you go. you just why right the only place to go is just what life and keep flying. move on to Corey Lewandowski. but that's not gonna going not going anywhere yeah. it's anything and everything you do you just and that's the idea of an actress. you're not really it's most of the time they don't bring about change. they just make noise. now we have one more day till Friday I said next Friday you know initially submitted by this Friday it it might not be an issue I don't think it's an issue that the Democrats want to touch it's it's being brought up. eight in order so it is being brought up by people on the right it's been brought up by us. because we think it's important that the people actually know what the New York times did right so people know even people on the left were listening right now no they will take a story. that does one thing and try to tell you by mission. all of the key facts that it means the exact opposite. by lying to you because if you set the narrative by not including the port and fax your line. to your readership that's what you're doing yes. you're lying to your your lying to the people who pay for your newspaper yes. N. and so when you when you see it it really is not get we're not surprised by this because we understand the political activists are not journalists they don't wish to be journalists they don't care if they get caught in a lie all they care about is pushing the narrative forward the only thing is they've helped to kill the narrative. because it was so blatant. the fact that Washington post can pick up on how blatant it is CBS can pick up how blade it is because the story takes you in a completely different direction than where the New York times which is to lead you right. the facts take you in a completely different direction so you actually destroyed the narrative. because the story itself has now come out. and Ford now has been discredited as a witness her credibility is completely and totally shot now. and now the suspicion of where you need to go because of. coming up Leland Kaiser is a Democrat and and not a supporter of trump is making that case. of there may have been an effort to support a perjury here. wow. and all in all those democratic candidates out there saying in page in page in page and fund raising on the narrative which is completely and totally wrong it's a lot. well you know you you look at that at all the efforts and they all seem like they have potential there there's always the bomb shell thing. without number bomb shells a word bomb shells at all. they were duds there were duds over and over again. and I just don't know where. they believe it's going to finally catch fire where there's going to be some kind of moment. you know when you look to take action to bring a president down a sitting president down. is it that they're such amateurs. or is it that people are such suckers. because I'm back in the day I mean if you look at Tom Watergate. or you look at the I guess a number of things I wear it they were with any kind of political scandal. along the way. it really had to have teeth. in order for it to go somewhere. and there has been nothing. in fact everything was made composed of nothing. but it was an effort if you look go back to the more thing go back to the Russian collusion thing. all of that was an effort by how many people putting that together. and it was nothing it was zero. think about how huge it would be if it had been true. that. eight candid it and. the Russians. not just like a guy or a couple of guys I mean that the Russians. we're working and were successful at regaining on election. think about how huge that would be. because if that were to to have taken place the evidence would be everywhere Muller wouldn't need two years he'd need two weeks. one nine eight you know you asked the the the the question what is behind this when I see the house Judiciary Committee there's a but they're just see the picture of Nadler and everybody around him looking confused yeah that pic he always must computers that that came out yesterday there's a still picture that makes a looks like complete and total chaos and even on MSNBC and CNN they were saying don't even know they don't even know why they want to compete they don't even know what it's about they don't even know why they would impeach him they have no idea what's going on I think what has what has happened it's the same thing the kept the narrative going for two and a half years it's the same thing of the media enabling of you know the whole trump a conspiracy it's what you saw from The New York Times it's what you saw a you know this we've been here times is what you see from the house Judiciary Committee I think that when you are driven by your rage and your eight. because you're being driven by a motion of the hatred of someone because the narrative actually is we hate trump or anything that trump does that's actually the narrative right and then what you're doing it you don't you don't they're not I don't believe they're thinking like we think we're we sit there and say what are the facts I don't get angry unless I can get the facts together I can hate somebody well actually don't hate but I guess I can extremely dislike passion just like somebody and still not say okay what's the narrative the fits my hate. that's what I believe it is I believe whether it's a New York times I believe whether it's the hot the house Judiciary Committee whether it's Jerrold Nadler whether it's Sheila Jackson Lee I think they hate so much that when you hate and you're driven by rage and hate that a motion all you're trying to do you're not trying to connect the dots you're just trying to find any kind of dots and you tunnel vision on that dot and you scream and yell without ever attempting to connect that doc. anything else right and that's what I believe it I think it's pure a motion of hatred of hatred and rage over a person that they can't even articulate why they hate him. except. he was never supposed to win. right any rubs some the wrong way well you know that's the biggest fear that you you bring up something we haven't talked about a while but that really is it. he wasn't gonna win remember it was Chris Wallace during a debate. that ask candidate trump. if you know you've been saying for a few weeks the election is rigged. yeah we have to refresh memories here. trump was saying before the election it's rigged it's rigged kellyanne Conway said she had to stop him in the hallway and tell me you know what I'm not sure she said or for the rumor was that she had to tell him she was set up did you got it okay you said in an interview that's right that's right she told him to stop saying it because you you know it sounds like you've already lost right you don't sound confident when you say that. so then they come up came out of the debate. the end and in fact that's why I came up with the debate because I think kellyanne Conway had mentioned that like that day or the day before Chris Wallace asked. candidate trump at the time. if Hillary wins will you concede. you've been saying it's red. will you concede if she's the clear winner and he said we'll see and he was mocked. it was mark he was laughed at. then what happens. she didn't concede until the next day. after she threw a tantrum. at her headquarters. eight it is that this belief they can't believe still today can't believe he want. I'm always careful on trying to figure out why people hate because a lot of times to hate there is no logic right. but I that's what I believe I believe that when you're driven by hatred. when you're driven by hatred in the emotion of a trade. you're not organized no you're not eight six six ninety redeye tips from JJ Keller and associates incorporated on fall driving leaves and debris is summer all ready over in some parts of the country the leaves are or soon will be changing colors and finding their way on to the roads and highways you travel in addition to an annoyance at home in the backyard leaves can be a nuisance to truck drivers during the fall we covering the road and especially after it rains leaves can stick to the pavement and create slippery conditions if you see clumps of leaves on the road.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

12:02 min | 1 year ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on WJR 760

"And the. Washington post Aaron Blake analyzing its significance as Democrats go big I'm calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment despite the clicker a key clarification from the times that the supposed victim of the newly alleged assault doesn't recall it either Kaiser's account isn't one that they can simply ignore ignore it's a significant implicit defense of cabin all from someone with plenty of motivation to be on the other side of the story. so given all these facts what does a New York times do rather than feature the blockbuster it ran with an incredibly odd new allegation against Cavanaugh there actually was a new the Senate knew about the claims that friends had pushed his **** in the hands of a female student but withholds from its readers a fact that the alleged victim would not speak to reporters and told friends she had no memory of the incident all in all the story was one of the worst examples I've ever seen of neglecting story for narrative. the true story cast strong dot on the narrative that many New York times readers and staffers firmly believe so the times fed its readers the narrative but you actually had in the book the facts were presented when you actually look at the facts or presented and what we know of now in essence it exonerated Cavanaugh because it destroyed any credibility that the major witness had. and in essence destroyed the the credibility of the new alleged victim to write. I mean I don't know where you go from this. when we've been asking the question if you're the left where you go. he just why right the only place to go is just what life and keep flying. move on to Corey Lewandowski. but that's not gonna going not going anywhere yeah. it's anything and everything you do you just and that's the idea of an activist. you're not really it's most of the time they don't bring about change. they just make noise. now we have one more day till Friday I said next Friday you know initially Zimmer said by this Friday it it might not be an issue I don't think it's an issue that the Democrats want to touch it's it's being brought up. eight in order so it is being brought up by people on the right it's been brought up by us. because we think it's important that the people actually know what the New York times did right so people know even people on the left were listening right now no they will take a story. that does one thing and try to tell you by mission. all of the key factors that it means the exact opposite. byline to you because if you set the narrative by not including the port and fax your line. to your readership that's what you're doing yes. you're lying to your your lying to the people who pay for your newspaper yes. N. and so when you when you see it it really is now again we're not surprised by this because we understand the political activists are not journalists they don't wish to be journalists they don't care if they get caught in a lie all they care about is pushing the narrative forward the only thing is they've helped to kill the narrative. because it was so blatant. the fact that Washington post can pick up on how blatant it is CBS can pick up how late it is because the story takes you in a completely different direction than where the New York times which is to lead you right. the facts take you in a completely different direction so you actually destroyed the narrative. because the story itself has now come out. and Ford now has been discredited as a witness her credibility is completely and totally shot now. and now the suspicion of where you need to go because of. coming up leaving Kaiser is a Democrat and and not a supporter of trump is making the case. of there may have been an effort to support a perjury here. wow. and all in all those democratic candidates out there saying it page in page in page and fund raising on the narrative which is completely and totally wrong it's a lot. well you know you're you're looking at all the efforts and they all seem like they have potential there there's always the bomb shell thing. that number bomb shells that weren't bomb shells at all. they were duds there were duds over and over again. and I just don't know where. they believe it's going to finally catch fire where there's going to be some kind of moment. you know when you look to take action to bring a president down a sitting president down. is it that they're such amateurs. or is it that people are such suckers. because I'm back in the day I mean if you look at Tom Watergate. or you look at the I guess a number of things where if they were with any kind of political scandal. along the way. it really had to have teeth. in order for it to go somewhere. and there has been nothing. in fact everything was made composed of nothing. but it was an effort if you look go back to the more thing go back to the Russian collusion thing. well that was an effort by how many many people putting that together. and it was nothing it was zero. think about how huge it would be if it had been true. that. eight candid it and. the Russians. not just like a guy or a couple of guys I mean that the Russians. we're working and were successful at regaining Alexian. think about how huge that would be. because if that were to to have taken place the evidence would be everywhere Muller wouldn't need two years he'd need two weeks. one nine eight you know you you asked the the the the question what is behind this when I see the house Judiciary Committee there's a but they're just see the picture of Nadler and everybody around him looking confused yeah that pic he always lost computers that that came out yesterday there's a still picture that makes a looks like complete and total chaos and even on MSNBC and CNN they were saying they don't even know they don't even know why they want to compete they don't even know what it's about they don't even know why they would impeach him they have no idea what's going on I think what has what has happened it's the same thing the kept the narrative going for two and a half years it's the same thing of the media enabling of you know the whole trump good conspiracy it's what you saw from The New York Times it's what you saw a you know this week The New York Times is what you see from the house Judiciary Committee I think that when you are driven by your rage and your eight. because you're being driven by a motion of the hatred of someone because the narrative actually is we hate trump or anything that trump does that's actually the narrative right and then what you're doing it you don't you don't they're not I don't believe they're thinking like we think we're we sit there and say what are the facts I don't get angry unless I can get the facts together I can hate somebody well actually don't hate but I guess I can extremely dislike passion dislike somebody. and still not say okay what's the narrative the fits my hate. that's what I believe it is I believe whether it's a New York times I believe whether it's the house the house Judiciary Committee whether it's Jerrold Nadler whether it's Sheila Jackson Lee I think they hate so much that when you hate and you're driven by rage and hate that a motion all you're trying to do you're not trying to connect the dots you're just trying to find any kind of dots and you tunnel vision on that dot and you scream and yell without ever attempting to connect that doc. anything else right and that's what I believe it I think it's pure a motion of hatred of hatred and rage over a person that they can't even articulate why they hate him. except. he was never supposed to win. right any rubs some the wrong way well you know that's the biggest is that you you bring up something we haven't talked about a while but that really is it. he wasn't gonna win remember it was Chris Wallace during a debate. that ask candidate trump. if you know you've been saying for a few weeks the election is rigged. yeah we have to refresh memories here. rob was saying before the election it's rigged it's rigged kellyanne Conway said she had to stop him in the hallway and tell me you know or I'm not sure she said or or the rumor was that she had to tell him she was set up did you actually okay you said in the interview that's right that's right she told him to stop saying it because you you know it sounds like you've already lost right you don't sound confident when you say that. so then they come up came out of the debate. and and in fact that's why I came up with the debate because I think kellyanne Conway had mentioned that like that day or the day before Chris Wallace asked. candidate trump at the time. if Hillary wins will you concede. you've been saying it's red. will you concede if she's the clear winner and he said we'll see and he was mocked. it was mark he was laughed at. then what happens. she didn't concede until the next day. after she threw a tantrum. at her headquarters. eight it is that this belief they can't believe still today can't believe he wants. I'm always careful on trying to figure out why people hate because a lot of times to hate there is no logic right. but I that's what I believe I believe that when you're driven by hatred. when you're driven by hatred in the emotion of a trade. you're not organized no you're not eight six six ninety right I tips from JJ Keller and associates incorporated on fall driving leaves and debris yes summer already over in some parts of the country the leaves are or soon will be changing colors and finding their way on to the roads and highways you travel in addition to an annoyance at home in the backyard leaves can be a nuisance to truck drivers during the fall we covering the road and especially after it rains leaves can stick to the pavement and create slippery conditions if you see clumps of leaves on the road.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:57 min | 2 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Here's another story Silva. Sorry. That's next. Aaron Blake at the Washington Washington for those of you in real Linda post William Vars, highly questionable. Use of Trump's firing talking point. Attorney general William bar defended reviewing the start of the Trump campaign saying spying on a political campaign is a big deal. This guy Aaron Blake the Washington Post is outrage. This can't be happening bar is responsible to talk about spying on Trump. You see folks after a year of spinning and parsing the words spying to justify what the FBI was doing all they were more than happy for the FBI to spy on Trump. They were more than happy for the FBI the Intel people Clapper Brennan to spy on Trump and Trump people. Now, the drive bys are outraged that they and their buddies might now be investigated for spying. Bar sets at all straight and they're flipped. One hundred eighty degrees out of phase here is a story from the hill dot com. What America's thinking ahead of Muller report publication? This is a story that attempts to save via polling data the American people don't want anymore. They don't want any more on the report. And then that's it. This story in the hill dot com claims that they have appalled at says. Please do not investigate the other side of Trump Russia collusion, the American people fed up. They don't want anymore. They want this to go away. They don't want any more investigation. I'm telling you do not doubt me, this is just an last thirty minutes that this stuff is popped. What bar said what he said this morning. It took a while to sink in. I'm telling you, I can see it on the faces the blank faces these people at CNN. There is going to be an outraged reaction by tonight, they'll have their heads back on straight, meaning Trump still a fool Trump's an idiot bar will now be an idiot far may have been on this from the get-go bar predator. Protect him. I don't know what they're gonna come up with one of the point a cliff occasion. I was around Asli saying that the democrat party is not radical left in that little diatribe before the bottom of that was talking about the American people at large Democrats are killing themselves unknowingly. They're making the mistake of still Ming that the majority of their party is the majority of the country and not only is the majority of their country of the party, not a bunch of radical leftist as are represented on Twitter. But the American people are nowhere near that. And yet they're nominating candidates who are trying to get as far left from each other as they can under the belief that Twitter is where real America is. Twitter may be where the real democrat party is. But it is not where America is my only point is. That the more. They think they have to publicize and brag about and Pat themselves on the back for their radical liberalism. Let them. Point. Now audio sound bites. I have to tell you. There was an exchange yesterday in Washington, Capitol Hill House Judiciary committee. C-span has reported that a clip a confrontation between Candice Owens and Ted lieu democrat, California has become the most viewed C span Twitter video from a house hearing ever in twenty four hours four point four seven million viewers in less than twenty four hours. The video confrontation, Ted lieu versus Candice Owens, a House Judiciary committee is all ready. The most watched C-SPAN Twitter video from a house hearing ever and you'll hear it right after this brief obscene profit timeout. Rush will continue network. We're talking about getting out of your timeshare today on newsmakers, I'm Larry Morgan. And with us is Karen Holloway who along with her husband, Brian own lonestar transfer. So caring tell me what you're hearing from.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

08:18 min | 2 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

"Ethan Bearman, Facebook, Facebook dot com slash Ethan Bearman show. So secretary of state Mike Pompeo has just arrived apparently in Turkey to meet with them. About the allegations that Jamal kashogi from the Washington Post was killed by Saudi hit team. After injuring the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Joining me on the phone national political reporter Aaron Blake from the Washington Post Aaron thanks so much for coming on the show. Good to talk to you today. Very good to be with you. So what is what is the latest? So Pompeo is now in Turkey, and we have a president saying innocent until proven guilty. The seems yet there seems to be overwhelming. Well, what evidence we have? So far seems to be overwhelming that there's the Saudis were involved in this. What what why Pompeo now in Turkey. What's the goal there? Look. So the evidence does look overwhelming. I would point out it does look overwhelming because it's largely coming from one source at this point, and that the Turkish government which from the very beginning has suggested that this was indeed an orchestrated hit on Jamal kashogi the Saudis have not really said much beyond their initial denials. We have heard reports that they come around and say that he was killed, but it was not intended or that it was not ordered by the Saudi Royal family. But even as Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia last couple days. There doesn't seem to be any real public commenting on. This secretary Pompeo was even asked whether the Saudis had admitted to the killing or providing any details, and he said, we're not gonna be talking about the facts of the case just yet. So you know, we are relying upon one one angle of this right now in large part because one the other side has not provided. It's details. But the the evidence that is emerging from that one side seems to be rather convinced and convincing that this is what we thought it was from the beginning. Which was the. Orchestrated killing of a Washington Post, journalist states and United States green card holder. So I heard jordansekulow this morning on Fox News saying how this president more than any other president cares about American citizens abroad. And making sure that they're protected well Jamal Shoghi with a green card is under the protection in the United States government is well when he's abroad. Yeah. And this is a line that the president has drawn as far last week. I think he even said it again today in a new interview that the fact that Jim so g is not a citizen is part of the reason why he hasn't put more pressure on the Saudi government to produce answers really quickly. So you know, I think it's knows. It's no surprise that the president and his supporters are saying that because it reduces at least rhetorically and his supporters it will reduce the burden upon them to hold Saudi Arabia accountable there. They'll say that this is not something that is going to be worth getting rid of getting rid of the arms deal or or imposing sanctions because it is not in fact, an American citizen, and I'll let people decide whether that's appropriate. But certainly the Washington Post journalist that's a difficult thing for for us to swallow given that this is our colleague, and it was as you mentioned a legal resident of the United States. Yeah. That's that's very disturbing. Well, it's so your legal in your our protection, but you're on an actual citizens. So we don't really care that seems very odd to me. Erin Blake from the Washington Post is joining me on the former timeout Jamal, and I'm gonna keep permanent pronouncing in very US style, which is could show. Yeah. I know everybody wants to give a proper, but I'm gonna just go kashogi since that's how it looks to an American pair of is. I keep going back and forth upon. I I don't think I bet it all consisted of how pronounced so you're you're not alone in possibly getting this wrong. Thank you for that. And I you know, and I accept it. I own it. I own that. I'm pronouncing it wrong. But one of the things that is very that. I want to understand is. So the Washington Post, obviously, he was employee of the Washington Post. The Washington Post is very concerned about this. And really was the one who first raised the alarm about this. Has the post received? And I know you can only give me so much information on this. But the post received copies of the tapes from Turkey, for example, has because that's been one of my concerns is, you know, Turkey could theoretically manipulate things although I would suggest they wanna maintain peace with the Saudis, but have we gotten the actual evidence. You know, the the tapes from the Turks has as the post gotten those. It's a really good question. I would say I I don't I'm not privy to all the behind the scenes stuff that may be happening with with our leaders here. I don't believe the US government has gotten those tapes. So I would imagine that we would the Washington Post would not be first on the list of people that they would be sent across the Atlantic for. That's a big question. Here is do are those tapes released or they censored are they vetted, right? Certainly Turkey has given the signal that has this damning evidence. And and we saw today in a in a New York Times report, citing some some Turkish sources, you know, the details the gruesome details of what is actually on the audio tapes severed fingers. Several minute long period in which this took place ending ending in the dismembering of of this, man. That evidence would seem to be pretty compelling, and you'd wonder why it just wouldn't be shared immediately. But of course, there are diplomatic processes and things here that that not all of us, understand terribly. Well, but if this happened, it would it would seem to be something that would be very irrefutable. And from there, the the big question would be whether this was sanctioned by the Saudi Royal family. And by the way, if I could the the most recent reporting from the post today set some light on that eleven of the fifteen people who were supposedly sent to Turkey by the Saudi government are documented members of the Saudi security services. One of them came to the United States in advance of the crown prince coming here and appear to be kind of you know, being in advance man for that effort. So, you know, it seems like we are in a situation where some very highly connected people were responsible for this and. And the idea that the Saudi Royal family would be able to totally disassociate themselves from what happened here which happened very quickly and doesn't appear to have been an accident. According to what we're what we're seeing that's getting more difficult to believe. And so I think perhaps if anything that's why the Saudis are being so quiet about this is they want to say something that's gonna wind up being plausible based upon all the evidence. And if if they wind up saying something that truce to be extremely difficult to square with that evidence. They're going to be in trouble. This is it's utterly fascinating. By the way, also to to watch fall out right now that it seems like congress is being more conscientious of what is really happening with Jamal kashogi than the president himself in that Republicans are the ones who are being so vocal about it. As opposed to the president. And I'd like to chat more, but we're out of time today. Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake Aaron is always great to talk to you. Thanks so much for your time today. Thank you. I really do. Appreciate it. Erin Blake coming up in just a minute. I will take your calls on that. But I want to get into this coming up in about just a little bit today. We finally have a debate Senator Dianne Feinstein hasn't debated in a long time for her Senate seat. She's taking on Kevin daily on. I'm just curious what we think is going to come out of this. And if it's going to change your mind at all because well, it looks like Nancy Pelosi also might be the speaker of the house again four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten. Airman on K G L eight ten ten twenty seven A K G O and Mark Nieto spotted another closure. This time. It's highway.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

08:35 min | 2 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

"Of minutes, we're going to get back to that homeless topic. So many of you wanted to talk about I want to take your calls. Serena go back to that for one five eight hundred eighty eight ten plus apparently, Robert Muller has told Trump's legal team. I'll take written answers. What do you think that means? But really, what are we going to do on this issue? Employ people are so mad whenever I suggest housing. Can't wait to talk to you more about that four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten but first Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake joins me on the phone coming out next week is Bob Woodward's new book fear. Aaron by the way. I don't think anybody is it coincidental. It's coming out on September eleventh. You know, I was asked about that earlier today. I don't have a good answer. My my expect a speculation about it was that it's not I think that just happens to be the day of the week that it publishing cat that. It's gonna earn down the Trump administration or something like that. Look, I think people are probably driving their own inferences. Something tells me it has more to do with book sales and less to do with symbolism understand. So Aaron Blake Washington Post. This new book is explosive. I want us to spend a moment with me. Bob Woodward, very, well, considered journalist. He's Michael Wolff had his kind of issues in his background. Let me just say that. Bob Woodward, seems to be a pretty equal at ticking off, Democrats and Republicans. He seems to not really care so all the attacks on him personally by this White House. Do they hold up? Yeah. I think that makes it a little bit more difficult to dismiss this as a work of fiction and say that the, you know, Bob Woodward is just out to get the president. You know, maybe you could make an argument that he's just trying to sell books or something like that. I think that's probably a little bit more of a compelling argument to make. But you're right. He has targeted democratic administrations. Republican administrations. This is the guy who gets the dirt on pretty much whoever is in power. And I wouldn't doubt that Trump supporters will feel aggrieved by this book and think that it's more anonymously sourced gossip basically. But the fact is that this is a guy who's been doing it for very long time has lots of respect among white houses from both parties and has even been getting votes of confidence from people like Ari Fleischer. Who was the press secretary during the Bush administration earlier this century? So I think that just makes it a lot more difficult for them to make that argument. Washington Post senior senior political reporter Aaron Blake is joining me on the phone. Now with what you've seen out of the book has anything jumped out at you as shocking or surprising so far from what you've seen. I think a lot of it sounds a lot like what we've heard before. Certainly there have been instances of staff members deriding the president behind his back. There have been instances of the president flying off the handle. You know, the president doing proposing drastic measures that his staff have to caution against all of these are in the vein of things that have happened for. I think these stories take it to another level in part because of of who's reporting them, but also in part because of the degree. I mean, we have an story here about the president talking about assassinating Bishara Al Assad, which would off a, you know series of dominoes in the Middle East, which we haven't seen in a very long time. We have stories which really caught my eye about staff members, basically disregarding what the president tells them to do including with Assad, including with Gary Cohn taking things off the president's desk, literally in order to prevent him from doing things, I think those are kind of been new things here at a matter of ratcheting up. You know, what people are staying in the drama that's happening behind the scenes, but also about how people are coping with an unwieldy president who does. Things that a lot of them. Don't think are wise, and we'll take any basically any measures to prevent him from doing. I want to go back to something that you just said, though, Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake juryman, the fomer timber. Bob, Woodward's new book fear that's coming out next week. Have you ever heard of people taking stuff off the president's desk memos and make sure the president doesn't see them? I've never heard of such a thing before. No, you know, you would think that kind of thing would be a firing offense. In most businesses, you know, taking things off the bosses desk. It sounds to me like it's kind of an outgrowth of what happened early in the the administration where it was kind of a free for all the White House and everybody was competing to get time with the president people were in and out of the office trying to get detention they thought they could influence him rather easily. So it just became an access game. Really? You know, I think this is in a similar vein. It's less about getting an audience for him and more about preventing him from actually being able to carry out the things that he seems to want to do it. It's really rather stunning. The idea that this is the way his aides have to deal with what the president is doing Aaron Blake Washington Post is joining me on the phone Aaron and then today, we got word that Trump again. I don't know how many times he said this wants to change libel laws defamation here in the United States of America. Have you heard any support for that from anybody else at this point? I mean, the, you know, like a lawmaker, for example, who would be required to change a law has anybody supporting Trump in his thin skin nature of saying I want to be able to sue their pants out of anybody who says anything about me. No, this is not something that's going anywhere. We usually see some, you know, how hard it statements about this kind of thing. But this is one that he's repeated many times it's never gotten any traction. It's not gonna go anywhere because it's not something that these lawmakers believe in. I think this is just his stock response to stuff like this. And it's his way of you know, putting a spotlight on the idea that the media is treating him unfairly. So you know, the way he gets back at the media and a lot of ways and other people in a lot of ways is to issue some kind of threat, and this would just be the most obvious threat when it comes to the media. Yeah. I mean, that's that's pretty much. What I take out of it too is. Yeah, I just I feel threatened. Therefore, I'm gonna lash out one. Last thing though, there was a comment for General Mattis is talked about in the book where that's where I've seen a couple of quotes Aaron Blake. And he is come out and said that the book is fiction. Do you think that all these administration officials is a coordinated campaign by the administration to try and diminish the book, I was actually surprised to see the Mattis said that? Yeah. You're right. You're exactly right. The Mattis denial was the one that stuck out we've seen John Kelly denied stuff like this before in pretty strong terms. Other people in the administration, you wouldn't necessarily expect it for Mattis who generally keeps his powder dry when it comes to the day to day controversies in the administration is statement was pretty strong. I could probably poke a hole or two in it. The way he phrased things, maybe, you know, getting around the things that he actually said, but you know, I think part of it is this is the price of serving in the administration you'd have to stand by your commander in chief. But you know, if he's denying that he said these things and we ever get proof that he set these things that's problematic. And so you would think that you would erect careful with the denial, but he does put out there. Eden prairie eagle and Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake Aaron fits always fun to poke fun at the end. And thank you for your time. I always do appreciate it. Always nice to talk to you, even skipper. Exactly. Thank you. Erin freesheet that really do. Appreciate your time. Coming up in just a moment. Robert Muller is telling Trump's legal team. He'll take a written answer for these questions. I'm so curious about that. But also a ton of you wanted to talk more on the homeless issue because a number of court rulings in a big potential one in San Francisco, and I'm curious to hear your thoughts. So welcome your calls. Four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten. Cagy? Oh, eight ten and streaming online at K G, O radio dot com. It is fourteen on Keijo tad. And that means it's time to check the roadways.

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President Trump pulls out of the North Korea summit

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow & Elisa Jaffe

01:38 min | 3 years ago

President Trump pulls out of the North Korea summit

"On komo president donald trump and north korea's kim jong un will not meet this june president trump sent a letter to kim announcing the cancellation of the summit claiming the north had turned hostile washington post political reporter aaron blake is following the story and spoke with komo's taylor van cise she'll help us sort out the timeline on this change because it was just a day or two ago that the president said if it happens it happens it'd be good for north korea and now it seems like he went from almost dismissive to maybe wistful or at least flattering especially when he was talking about the released hostages certainly with the change in rhetoric from the north koreans we've known that this has been on ice since late last week the president on tuesday suggested that this is something that may be could be delayed rather than rescheduled or cancelled and and today we found out that they're just gonna cancel it at the same time the president make clear that his door is open he would still like to talk and he made very clear to kim jong hoon that there could be still could be a summit if kim jong il the question is really will kim jong mood actually agree to the terms that would be required for that and at least for now that doesn't seem to be happening and so the june twelfth meeting has been called off this is something of course that north korea's reluctant to do there was perhaps a little bit of an indication that the white house was softbank that stance mike pompeo the secretary of state went on the sunday shows a couple of weeks ago suggested that maybe north korea would just have to give up its missiles rather than all of its nuclear weapons so we don't know exactly kind of what the line is right now at the white house has clearly enunciated that today but i think it was it was pretty clear from north korea's rhetoric that they weren't willing to even you know meet the white house halfway at this point that that's why we saw the meeting big cattle we've been getting a lot of local reaction from members of congress who say disappointing but understandable or that any agreement with north korea is hard to nail down but how is the world reacting to this cancellation we heard anything out of china south korea japan or the un the biggest reactions that we've seen are from south korea at it's a reaction of clear disappointment i think there was some belief in south korea that just hasn't been pushed hard enough perhaps that maybe this was a decision that was made a little bit rashly you know especially given there's still a few weeks before that summit was was going to happen but there are lots of preparations that need to go into this and you know sometimes walk away from that goshi cable is part of the negotiating process so this may be just kind of the the latest parts of that process you know we might still see this summit happened what they karen komo news time three

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Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, Office of Special Counsel says

Noon Report with Rick Van Cise

02:19 min | 3 years ago

Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, Office of Special Counsel says

"I'm rick van cise bill o'neill at the editor's desk headlines of federal watchdog says white house counselor kellyanne conway violated the federal law prohibiting government officials from using their positions to influence political campaigns the office of special council says conway violated the hatch act twice last year when she advocated for embattled alabama gop senate candidate roy more the white house disputes the findings the former lead bodyguard who had an extramarital affair with nashville mayor megan berry has pleaded guilty to theft a property robert forrest plea coming shortly after berry herself pleaded guilty to the same charge and announced her resignation from office former trump campaign aide sam nunn burke zang yesterday no no way well he cooperate with special counsel robert muller and then pulled back saying maybe he will after all 24 hours after the story broke where do things stand now linda we've got washington post senior political reporter aaron blake tracking the latest joining us on the komo news langan afternoon aaron all right that's a loaded question where do things stand right now while the latest seems to be that he has decided to cooperate with the investigation after a a roundabout 24 hours lots of conflicting signals uh the post is reporting today that he is in fact going through this emails he does in fact seem to be cooperating so uh the entire seen from monday uh i'm not sure what purpose it served uh because we're basically in the same position as he would have been if he had just agree to do so in the first place and i was my next question what is his motivation or strategy at this morning i guess who we really just don't know no i i think that it's it's possible this was this was some kind of a stunt uh he is a close political ally of reicher style uh who is known for doing these kinds of bizarre things he calls it performance art roger stone does uh another example of this in in there are certainly people who are close to sam that bird who have expressed this concern which is that may have just um kind of had a little bit of a break maybe he just kinda caved in to the pressure started talking in just couldn't stop himself from talking uh i think i've seen her report uh you know there was a reporter who.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

"What this is all about joining me is washington post senior political reporter aaron blake aaron thanks for coming on the show today could we here all right so i mean what is i know you have an article on this about the political weaponisation of misinformation but we now have the memo in our hands i take it at this point you've read the whole memo as well right yes we've been going through it with a pretty fine toothcomb over here um there aren't a whole lot of huge surprises in the memo it's uh it's pretty much kind of what we thought it would be uh basically it lays out the case at the uh warren for uh trying to surveilled carter page who was a former trump campaign adviser uh relied upon that uh infamous deal dossier of unverified claims about president trump uh the argument is basically that the the law enforcement the fbi and the justice department in seeking out this uh fis a warrant to monitor carter page did not disclose the document had come from a an effort funded by democrats and that they basically uh kind of omitted key information that may have affected the fis application process uh they also argue that the steel dossier was quote essential to obtaining fis a warrant to monitor carter page and that's something that's going to be very much in dispute a already is really uh among experts on fis a warns because these are things that generally require a lot of evidence uh we don't have the actual warrants in this case so we don't know what the other evidence was and it's really difficult to say with any certainty uh you know which evidence mattered more to that process unless you get inside the head of uh the the judge you approved it or you have a written opinion may have issued on the whole thing so you know this is a document written by the republicans who head of the house intelligence committee uh it make the case and that cases going to continue to be disputed yeah this doesn't uh resolve anything in my mind either i've i've read the entire memo uh joining me unsown his washington post senior political reporter aaron blake so aaron a couple of things that i noticed in the memo and i'm very curious if you guys have spotted this yet to fight me for example.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

"Did there their ten years may go find they may be established themselves as good public servants in that job it's also a job that can wind up giving you some pretty serious black marks on your record um i'm thinking of course about george tenet um you know there may be certain things that are outside your control that you wind up having to deal with it it may not be a great thing for somebody who has aspirations to run for high public office in the future so we'll have to see how that goes well i'm interested to see all this plays out he just because the boy it this is good is watching like a series homeland right now works on his intrigue that's happening at the top and we've got all these issues happening in the world i mean seriously it seems like a new season of homeland with north korea and and all the controversies happening in our administration right now i always appreciate your time aaron blake political reporter washington post great to talk to you thanks for fillon us in on the state department and cia scant are whatever we want to call intrigued by the word intrigue aid i always appreciate that thank you so much aaron blake for your time all right well you know we are in the bay area and technology and privacy insecurity is always a big concern and apparently apple is people are a little upset about something that apple is doing right now dan traffic from the tilt not a body traffic daska better news at four castro valley lanes were blocked for a little over an hour with a major accident west five eighty near strobe ridge all lanes have been reopened for about twenty minutes now but westbound five 580 is jammed from the east side of the dublin grade around rao will ranch where they're setting up to sell christmas trees uh so you may wanna put off your trip or take a frontage wrote it to get around that for the time being a little bit a sluggish traffic for downtown oakland at southbound 84 16th avenue.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino

"And i saw this i was at wow the article was a guy iran against for congress you her you know the store he shows in maryland in 2014 is a representative beneema john delaney obviously a democrat he's very wealthy guy so as net worth i think there were under selling it was networth ninety two million i think it's a lot higher than at the not that we at like apple research dig into his financial rex but i'm pretty sure is la wealthier but i saw aaron blake tweeted you know john delaney is thinking about running for president against donald trump and 2020 which is highly unusual coming from the house of representatives especially someone with such low name id and blake tried i think he was taken a pot shot at me if you know if not the apologize in advance but i'm pretty sure knowing the washington post when he's like that's what we need a guy running for president in almost lost the dan bongino when a district hillary won by fifteen points in other words like you know i'm i'm a loser in an which is fine watched the post and are expected to be credible they don't they don't even care that delaney beat the guy before me by twenty two and the lady after me by fifteen noone even bother to ask how we beat him on election day and lost on the absentee nobody cares because they just don't like me which is fine that's as seriously it's just this the way it is it's washington post is fully idiots and you expect the needs to do dump stop so what he was trying to do is take a shot at the laney but also take a shot at me get a job in like this guy's going to ruin their budget almost beat him to see my for me there twofer from exactly from an idiot who's never run himself but he writes for the post we can forgive him.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:08 min | 4 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on KGO 810

"That would have been twenty three years something like ninety 24 my family as a deep history noise has i'm gonna tell you something there is not one of them that looks at yesterday's speech in front of boy scouts iyad this fits into the boy scouts that i know is to have a president make a deeply political highly divisive speech in and getting kids to cheer you know the repeal of the affordable care act that i i'm just going to have to come out and say it now because i was couching my phrase earlier you put video of hitler youth speeches with that audio and it's like wait these things are very similar you'd be able to over lay that video on top of that audio it was insane timmy aaron blake senior political reporter for the washington post i am deeply disturbed by what happened yesterday yeah i i i don't generally get this fired about things that trump says because it this plans like moved to a great trump said that again who cares ripe it this is the kids this isn't a political speech on you know that he's out giving to adults this was kid jamborees are supposed to be a brotherhood and and learning new skills and some competition shannon not hate my fellow americans because they're not as republican as i am it was the strangest thing i've heard erin it will certainly up there as far as far as spectacle that we've seen from this president they it kylo reminding you of the campaign a little bit because this lose he would you would allow other stuff that he was throwing up there was the stuff that you did exactly in the campaign or the youth the campaignstyle rally that eat it and he's done since he became president i think he has one lower than the chart for him to to to stay in that load and let maybe he's giving a speech in front of congress i'm so upset i can't even i'm key is you can tell and i can't take you enough a senior political reporter for the washington post aaron blake erin thank you for your time i do appreciate your coming on the show and a moderating my if this i'm happy that can help out alright aaron blake thank you so much.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

01:35 min | 4 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"To mean here's a miller approach to say are you know i i want him salsa so you have a rob macadamia take a zip blog bag put just a job as a match i take up a batalla just rob moreland the inside put some went what's known this popcorn shell because gets to very fine solved thornton a bag in right before you need him to shake the bag oppinion you have a great not worth salt on it now if you have a mack damning that and it's been roasted what are we do stay wine it's it's okay you know you can give the ones that created joe's they're okay but they roast i'm and they had to ran sent home while to and it's just they take something that's normally hard healthy and make it non hard healthy okay and then my problem last but not least because a aaron but like someone too jerk is okay is also it's not the super sweet terry hockey there's hard to find you are defined in online i think app big is making won their now sponsor of mine they're making one i think that's very low sugar are you can make it yourself forget your fan center to me all the time it's i mean most jerk in you know dear jerk in everything awesome i get it all right we're trying to players are out kind of like i'm idea here and now aaron blake yeah the washington post who threw name appears publication he wrote a little article in in and devote my name the got a ton a tweets on this thing including our on jimmy kimmel as well so thanks for for lifting that but it was published yesterday.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

02:03 min | 4 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"Choice but to get did it on may into june and thanks for here and we love that about today grand debut and baldwin and brian pitch up no michael rockers come in and you know from everything guardian's of the galaxy certainly and that's coming back present made now i don't know seven hundred and something is huge hit million dollars i unfortunately we won't be able to get into that low because it's going to be nothing but class anger and talk higher time he's a so many great move also right time there mississippi turning and that big and it always that i was the right guy and everyone on those rowing so we'll get into rook earn a minute and and merlin walking dead he's the worst in the yes okay okay it doesn't really but with yeah now is making up gary face good anyway so right reneged yeah what's going on that well i'm here yeah i'm guessing i'm here because you probably have more questions because on our roster is you know this is happened yeah now you're here because what happened was as we had no cast and then michael rucker came on a new argument buck and then aaron blake who wrote this article that sort of sided one of my things in a watching post came on and so now we don't need you the guys later but i was started to think about you know as i knew you're coming on and i had some questions but i thought might be part in to me basically decided if it's interesting to me it's interesting to everybody now it doesn't work with my family but in in terms of humanity i've been la carve out a nice slipping so i well last these things because the last time.

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"aaron blake" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

02:03 min | 4 years ago

"aaron blake" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"Choice but to get did it on may into june and thanks for here and we love that about today grand debut and baldwin and brian pitch up no michael rockers come in and you know from everything guardian's of the galaxy certainly and that's coming back present made now i don't know seven hundred and something is huge hit million dollars i unfortunately we won't be able to get into that low because it's going to be nothing but class anger and talk higher time he's a so many great move also right time there mississippi turning and that big and it always that i was the right guy and everyone on those rowing so we'll get into rook earn a minute and and merlin walking dead he's the worst in the yes okay okay it doesn't really but with yeah and now it's making up gary face good anyway so right reneged yeah what's going on that well i'm here yeah i'm guessing i'm here because you probably have more questions because on our roster is you know this is happened yeah now you're here because what happened was as we had no cast and then michael rucker came on a need argument buck and then aaron blake who wrote this article that sort of sided one of my things in a watching post came on and so now we don't need you the guys later but i was started to think about you know as i knew you're coming on and i had some questions but i thought might be part in to me basically decided if it's interesting to me it's interesting to everybody now it doesn't work with my family but in in terms of humanity i've been la carve out a nice slipping so i well last these things because the last time.

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